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External scholarships

There are many sources of financial aid for students wishing to study for a postgraduate degree. IBEI recommends that applicants look into all the options for financial support available before sending their application. Candidates should bear in mind that most of the institutions offering financial assistance to students have very tight deadlines, and they often close applications months before the formal beginning of the academic year.  

The information about scholarships, grants and loans offered below is not complete and is subject to change.

Spain

The Fundación Rafael del Pino offers several founding programmes, such as the “becas de excelencia" to Spanish students with leadership skills who stand out thanks to their excellent labour.

More information on their website

Other countries

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a number of scholarships for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from one of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education. 

More information on their website

The Swedish Board for Study Support (CSN) approves and sends out Swedish financial aid for studies, which includes both grants and loans to students of Sweden.

More information on their website

The Mexican National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) grants scholarships to Mexican citizens to study postgraduate courses abroad. 

More information on their website

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) aims to encourage international relationships among higher education centres. The DAAD offers a wide range of programmes and scholarships to encourage and increase academic exchange between Germany and the rest of the world. 

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IBEI's Master's in International Relations was approved as an eligible programme to apply for scholarships from the Danish Education Support Agency (for Danish students). 

More information on their website

The Ayacucho Foundation grants scholarships to Venezuelan students or professionals to carry out postgraduate courses in foreign countries. 

More information on their website

Turkish applicants can apply for a scholarship within the framework of the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme (JMSP), a project funded by the EU, which aims at increasing the number of experts in the EU field and supporting Turkey’s administrative capacity. The programme supports academic studies at graduate or research level at a university or similar institution in one of the EU member countries. Scholarships are granted exclusively for academic studies directly related to Turkey’s EU harmonisation process and the EU acquis.

The application deadline is 29 November 2021.

More information on their website

Norwegian students can apply for a Lanekassen grant to study a Master’s degree at IBEI. There are three elements: The first one is a grant to help with living expenses. The second one helps with tuition fees. The third element is the funding of the travel expenses. The amount awarded is dependent on things like the Master’s chosen by the student or the family income.

More information on their website

The Leverhulme Trust Board is offering approximately 25 Study Abroad Studentships for a period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning anywhere in the world except the UK or the USA.

The closing date for applications is on 10 January 2022. 

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The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit organisation that promotes international understanding through its humanitarian service programmes and educational and cultural exchange work and funds scholarships for graduate study. 

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Veterans of the US Armed Forces can choose from a range of programmes and services provided by the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The “GI Bill” (the term used for the different educational programmes run by the Department of Veterans Affairs) offers benefits to veterans and soldiers who wish to study university degrees. Both the Master's in International Relations and the Master's in International Security are approved, eligible programmes. 

More information on their website